Today I found out this beautiful treasury on Etsy included my Sandalwood and Pearl wrist mala. What a great theme title!
Many thanks to the curator of this thoughtful collection, BlissWorksStudio!
Osho was asked a question regarding speediness during one of his talks.
"Even when there is no need to, I often hurry when I am doing things, especially eating."
Something is eating you: some deep worry is inside that creates hurry; some deep tension, which does not allow you to relax.
What you can do about it:
"The next time you are eating something, watch what is eating you. When you are hurrying, just watch. Are you escaping from somewhere? Are you trying to avoid some situation? Are you trying not to see something that is there inside you? Are you trying to suppress something? Is there some worry, and you don’t even want to accept that it is there? Is there some wound that you are hiding in flowers? Watch deep down. All people who are in a hurry simply show that they are carrying some deep worry, and they are not even courageous enough to face it. Bring it up, let it surface. Encounter it, and you will be simply surprised.
If you can encounter any problem face to face, directly, it disappears.
In the inner world, to know what a problem is, to know exactly what it is, to diagnose it, is to treat it. There is no other medicine in the inner world. A problem only exists if you go on suppressing it. If you don’t allow it to be confronted, it exists. And people go on piling up many problems, and then they are always in a hurry. In their hurry they are trying to evade; because if they rest, sit down, they will have to face them.
So they are constantly in a hurry, running, doing this and that."
....I was actually looking for a meditation to help a friend of mine when I came across this bit of wisdom from Osho. If you go to his official website, there is a great section about meditation and some of Osho's techniques described in detail.
People can say what they want about Osho, but I don't think anyone will ever truly be able to define the man that existed. He's not a philosophy, or a religion. Just a man that knew what's up with the world!
I am guilty of rushing. Before I have even finished a meal I will already be mentally preparing for what my next intended task is. My brain keeps jumping ahead of what I'm actually doing at the moment and I end up doing the current task poorly. I have always struggled with anxiety, worry is huge part of it. I know there is something deep-rooted that is bothering me. As soon as I find out, maybe I can face it head on and start the healing process.
"Are you sick of being kicked out of art museums for drooling on the paintings? Become a walking work of art: Each pendant is a unique, signed original watercolor painting...."